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Kuwaiti FM meets PM Imran Khan, expresses resolve to further expand cooperation with Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs of Kuwait His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah met Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Thursday, and expressed his Country’s firm resolve to further expand cooperation with Pakistan in diverse fields.

In the meeting, Pakistan-Kuwait bilateral relations, the COVID-19 situation, and regional issues were discussed.

The Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah conveyed cordial greetings of His Highness the Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and of the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah to Prime Minister Imran Khan. He also delivered a letter from the Kuwaiti prime minister.

Highlighting the high esteem accorded to the Kuwaiti leadership by the government and people of Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan warmly reciprocated the sentiments.

The prime minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s long-standing fraternal ties with Kuwait, rooted deep in shared faith and culture.

The prime minister lauded the efforts on both sides to build an enhanced partnership and underscored the imperative of forging deeper economic, trade, and investment cooperation.

Imran Khan also appreciated the two Countries working closely to ensure ease of travel and enhancing people-to-people linkages.

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Lauding the successful measures by Kuwait against the global pandemic, Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted the strategies adopted by Pakistan to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, balancing the imperatives of saving lives and securing livelihoods.

The prime minister thanked the Kuwaiti leadership for the care afforded to Pakistani expatriates during the pandemic and urged further strengthening of this strong bond of friendship between the two Countries.

The Kuwaiti foreign minister expressed thanks for Pakistan’s steadfast support and noted that the two Countries always stood by each other at difficult times.

Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah also thanked the Prime Minister for Pakistan’s valuable cooperation, especially during the testing times of global pandemic. Recently, more than 600 Pakistani doctors and paramedics were employed by Kuwait to strengthen its health sector.

The Foreign Minister Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah identified education, economy, trade and investment, and people-to-people linkages as priority areas of cooperation.  He underscored the need to further strengthen the institutional frameworks of bilateral cooperation.

Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted Pakistan’s efforts in support of the Afghan peace process and stressed the importance of an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan.

The prime minister also appreciated the active and constructive role played by Kuwait in promoting regional peace and harmony, especially among the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Imran Khan congratulated the Kuwaiti leadership on the recent successes achieved in this regard.

The Kuwaiti foreign minister, on behalf of his Country’s leadership, cordially invited the Prime Minister to visit Kuwait, which was graciously accepted.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also conveyed that he looked forward to welcoming the Emir as well as the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah in Pakistan at the earliest convenience.

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